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Beall-Booth Family Papers,1778-1956

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Title

Beall-Booth Family Papers

Date

1778-1956

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Beall-Booth Family Papers, 1778-1956, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society.

Extent

10 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Samuel Beall was a merchant of Williamsburg, Va. His son Norborne Beall Booth emigrated to Jefferson County, Ky., ca. 1802, to manage land purchased by his father and John May. The Booth family resided in Meade County, Ky. and Leavenworth, Ind. Papers include correspondence regarding land speculation, surveys, and division of vast tracts of land in Kentucky, as well as the legal and financial problems associated with their landholdings; land records for acreage along the Kentucky, Ohio, and Green rivers; orders of payment and receipts regarding Norborne Beall's personal business; accounts and ledgers from Williamsburg and early Louisville, Ky., stores and merchants; and legal records. The letters and records also chronicle the hardships and dangers of frontier Kentucky, slave concerns, Kentucky economics, and politics. Correspondents include John May, George May, John Marshall, George Mason, Robert Morris, George Nicholas, Richard M. Johnson, Joseph Hamilton Daviess, Samuel Griffin, Robert Breckinridge, Basil Holmes, David Meade, James Mercer, David Ross, Robert Lewis, Henry Clay, Robert P. Letcher, and others. Also included are the papers of the William L. Booth family of Meade County, Ky., and Leavenworth, Ind. which contain correspondence and business and legal records. The bulk of the collection is correspondence discussing farming, finances, legal and business matters, diseases, family matters, the Mexican War, Civil War, religion, and politics.

Subjects

  • Agriculture -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources
  • Allen, John, -- 1772-1813
  • Anderson, Richard Clough, -- 1750-1826 -- Correspondence
  • Audubon, John James, -- 1785-1851.
  • Badin, Stephen Theodore, -- 1768-1843.
  • Bardstown Female Institute (Bardstown, Ky.).
  • Bell, John, -- 1797-1869 -- Correspondence.
  • Bibb, John Mortimer, -- 1776-1829 -- Correspondence.
  • Boone, Squire, -- 1744-1815.
  • Booth, William Lee, -- 1796-1868 -- Correspondence.
  • Brooks, Jared, -- d. 1816.
  • Bryan, William Jennings, -- 1860-1925.
  • Buchanan, James, -- 1791-1868.
  • Calhoun, John C. -- (John Caldwell), -- 1782-1850 -- Correspondence.
  • Catholic Church -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Cholera -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Clark, George Rogers, -- 1752-1818.
  • Clark's Expedition to the Illinois, 1777 -1779 -- Sources.
  • Clay, Henry, -- 1777-1852 -- Correspondence.
  • Colombia -- History -- War of Independence, 1810-1822 -- Sources.
  • Constitutional conventions -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Daviess, Joseph Hamilton, -- 1774-1811 -- Correspondence.
  • Dueling -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Education -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Floyd, John, -- 1783-1837 -- Correspondence.
  • Floyd, John, -- 1750-1853.
  • Galt, William Craig, -- 1777-1853.
  • Gist, Christopher, -- d. 1759.
  • Hardin, Ben, -- 1784-1852.
  • Harrod, James, -- ca. 1742-ca. 1792.
  • Hawkins, Joseph, -- d. 1823 -- Correspondence.
  • Imlay, Gilbert, -- 1754?-1828?
  • Indians of North America -- Wars -- Kentucky.
  • Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1750-1815.
  • Influenza -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Innes, Harry, -- 1752-1816 -- Correspondence.
  • Iron industry and trade -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Jackson, Andrew, -- 1767-1845.
  • Johnson, Richard M. -- (Richard Mentor), -- 1780-1850 -- Correspondence.
  • Kentucky -- Constitution.
  • Kentucky -- Economic conditions -- History -- Sources.
  • Kentucky -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources.
  • Kentucky -- Politics and government -- Sources.
  • Land use -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Letcher, Robert Perkins, -- 1788-1861 -- Correspondence.
  • Logan, William, -- 1776-1822 -- Correspondence.
  • Marshall, Humphrey, -- 1760-1841.
  • Marshall, John, -- 1755-1835 -- Correspondence.
  • Mason, George, -- 1725-1792.
  • Merchants -- Kentucky -- Archives.
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Sources.
  • Missouri Compromise -- History -- Sources.
  • Morgan, Daniel, -- 1736-1802.
  • Nerinckx, Charles, -- 1761-1824.
  • Nicholas, George, -- 1754?-1799 -- Correspondence.
  • Owings, Thomas Dye.
  • Physicians -- Kentucky -- Meade County -- Archives.
  • Pioneers -- Kentucky -- Archives.
  • Pope, John, -- 1770-1845 -- Correspondence.
  • Prentice, George D. -- (George Denison), -- 1802-1870.
  • Prohibition -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Randolph, Edmund, -- 1753-1813.
  • Salt industry and trade -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Schools -- Kentucky -- Meade County -- History -- Sources.
  • Slavery -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Slavery -- Virginia -- History -- Sources.
  • Smith, Benjamin Bosworth, -- 1784-1884.
  • Surveying -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Tariffs -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- Sources.
  • Taylor, Zachary, -- 1784-1850 -- Correspondence.
  • Theater -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- History -- Sources.
  • Tobacco -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Tobacco -- Virginia -- History -- Sources.
  • Todd, Charles Stewart, -- 1791-1871 -- Correspondence.
  • Todd, Levi.
  • Tornadoes -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- History -- Sources.
  • Trigg, Stephen, -- 1742-1782.
  • Tucker, St. George, -- 1752-1827 -- Correspondence.
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- To 1865 -- Sources.
  • United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- Sources.
  • Voting -- Kentucky -- History -- Sources.
  • Wickliffe, C.A. -- (Charles Anderson), -- 1788-1869 -- Correspondence.
  • Wickliffe, Robert, -- 1775-1859 -- Correspondence.
  • Wilkinson, James, -- 1757-1825.
  • Women -- Kentucky.
  • Beall, Norborne Booth, -- 1780-1843.
  • Beall, Samuel.
  • Beall, Samuel T.
  • Beall, Walter.
  • Booth Family.

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